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“quizá” and “quizás”

The program recently introduced the word “quizá” as an adverb meaning “perhaps” or “maybe”. Just now, though, it introduced “quizás” as well, having the same meaning.

Now this is an adverb, so presumably there is no plural. And the use of “quizás” was in connection with a singular noun. So, what is the difference between proper usage of “quizá” and “quizás”?

3 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Cleeent
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There is no difference. It is a personal preference.

Interesting chart of usage over time here:

http://spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/1977/quiz%C3%A1s-or-quiz%C3%A1-which-one-is-preferred

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/antomon55
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No hay ninguna diferencia, "quizás" es una variante de "quizá". Ambas significan lo mismo. There is no difference, "quizás" is a variant of "quizá". Both mean the same.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulAlanLevy

Fascinating. Thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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It's the same thing. I prefer quizás because it sounds nicer to me :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cric2014

It is the same, but it sounds better "quizás" when the next Word starts with a vowel.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annaannaannaan

can i complicate things by asking if "tal vez" is also exactly the same as "quizá" and "quizás"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liz-n-bob

I think of "tal vez" as 'at times'... but the dictionario says 'maybe' or 'perhaps' which is the same as "quizá o quizás". So whichever sounds best or is most comfortable for you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annaannaannaan

gracias :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liz-n-bob

Good question. ¿Quizás whichever one rolls off the tongue best at the time? Thanks...

3 years ago